November 2016

November 8, 2016

A photo of the home farm from the back field.    

Like throwing hundreds to the wind…

April 25, 2016

It’s happening.. It’s that time of year when the programs have an end in sight! The homeschool co-op, Awana, Youth group, and music programs all have a expiry date and I am drooling in the anticipation of the low key evenings that ensue. This past weekend, we decided that since the schedule was wide open (which is a total rarity on any given weekend round these parts) we would go to the Saturday night service at church, and have Sunday to enjoy with each other. We were able to watch 8 baptisms and hear their testimonies, what a joy it… Read More

‘Rarest Art of the Apothecary…’

November 30, 2015

I read this last night before bed. I find reading Spurgeon is like reading my favourite food, he has such a way with words. “Spices for anointing oil.” Exodus 35:8 Much use was made of this anointing oil under the law, and that which it represents is of primary importance under the gospel. The Holy Spirit, who anoints us for all holy service, is indispensable to us if we would serve the Lord acceptably. Without his aid our religious services are but a vain oblation, and our inward experience is a dead thing. Whenever our ministry is without unction, what… Read More

The Goings On of Late..

June 26, 2015

Days have been saturated around here, with both little and big projects. Today as of 8 am is empty…something I haven’t felt in a while! So, here I am to share a few of the things we’ve been up to! The back bush, which is about 8 acres of forest, is slowly, VERY slowly, becoming more tame. What was a bush that could barely be tromped through, now has several trails, and a pond that has been opened up to let more light through. The Hubs really enjoys being back there and if his work day ends early, I can… Read More

The Why.

June 7, 2015

You might never see it. There’s a way He leads that can bring you through the storm gently, keeping you in awe, wondering how or why. Always trusting but sometimes without understanding or ever seeing the why. Then, every so often, you’re allowed the glimpse. That full circle, total revelation that grants you access into His plan. It’s blow your mind beautiful, so beyond how you’d pictured it would be,  that it makes your heart quicken. I saw it. Yesterday, in her eyes. The world slowed as she caught my eye, that deep hazle hue that He created especially for her,… Read More

No-Bake Reese’s fake!

June 4, 2015

Well…. I didn’t make it too far from the kitchen. Here I am with another DI-vine recipe. My Ashy-poo has begun honing her culinary skills, and we have a fine agreement. She may cook or bake to her hearts content, so long as when she’s finished, the kitchen is the way she found it before she began. Gotta learn the process, sweetie. Baking is all fun and games, until someone has to do the dishes….Am I right? My dream would be to have an endless supply of clean pots and pans, cutting boards and serving platters to create culinary genius… Read More

Recipe for the Repertoire.

June 1, 2015

Listen. I love to eat. I am skilled in this department. The proof is in the many puddings I’ve consumed. My thighs are my attestation. That’s why, when I say … ‘Try it, you’ll love it..” you need to heed me. This recipe came to me by way of potluck…the best way in my opinion. Potlucks have earned a place of honour on my list of functions to attend. They’re a downright foodie blessing. My friend Mrs. Mitchell and many other friends came laden with pots of luck, and boy, they did NOT disappoint. And because I know you’ll love this… Read More

The beast in the back bush.

May 31, 2015

We got ourselves a workhorse. 2 Years ago we had our back bush logged, when the lumberjack asked us if we’d like the treetops left behind to chop up and sell for firewood, we agreed. We really had no idea what we were agreeing to. It’ll be a crazy amount of work to clean up what was left behind. What used to be a bush with several natural pathways and clearings, became a congested mess after the skidder went through and left many a log in it’s place. So, for 2 years we’ve been dreaming up what the clean up… Read More

Because sometimes, only taco salad will do.

May 26, 2015
Taco Salad Recipe

This morning I woke up to a text from my love. He had left the homestead before 4 to put in a long day with the farmers. It’s always good to wake up to the ba-ding of his texts. Except for this morning. He, totally awake, and getting his customary large Timmies 3 cream, was rolling through the drive through, when the pick up truck in front of him caught his eye. In his mind, this was something I needed to see at dark thirty. So he sent this photo. Of the man who cleans roadkill off Haldimand township roads…. Read More

Where’d the time go? right here, in the dirt.

May 25, 2015

There’s a reason my fingernails and toenails are stained, my farmers tan is well on its way, and my hair has been in a pony for most of the past 2 weeks…the garden has landed. The ground breaking actually began when I was in AZ. The Hubs and the kids cleaned up a fence row and piles of picked stone (stone picking anyone? a fun first job for most farm kids). These piles had been dumped when this fifty acres held nothing but alfalfa.. but now that there’s a homestead here, we’ve been cleaning up a few of the old… Read More